Having a left a near circus behind on Rodeo, the tone on Melrose was slightly hipper and quite chic, in a very New York City-type way. Arriving at Arcade Boutique I was greeted by the tune of records being spun and the tempting scents from the city’s popular Grilled Cheese Truck –a welcome treat as I had worked up quite an appetite.
Right away, I spotted women’s shoe designer Jerome C. Rousseau with a glass of Bubbles N’ Berries, mingling with FNO’ers. I perused the fall collection — fun, feminine, eye-catching designs — and couldn’t help wanting to take them all home. What a talent! When I caught up with Jerome a little later I was pleased to find him so sweet and genuinely humble.
We chatted for a while and Jerome shared his thoughts on the importance of Fashion’s Night Out saying, “I’m excited to be here at Arcade tonight. We’re both independent businesses. I get lonely at work so it’s great to be here meeting customers and hearing their thoughts. Tonight is precious to me for that reason.”
Since Jerome mentioned he was drawn to Harmonie’s violet color, I asked him to pick a shoe from his collection that would compliment the cocktail. His Choice? The Aizza glitter pump. “It would make the color pop, especially if worn with a shimmering silk material,” said Jerome.
Overall, I had a fantastic evening. A national event like Fashion’s Night Out really is the ultimate Girl’s Night Out and I cant wait to do it again next year!
Tiara is a writer and event planner living in Los Angeles, CA. Inspired and influenced by style and pop icons like Rihanna, Robyn, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Beyonce, Tiara started The Dope Girl blog as a creative way to share her love of great style and music. Tiara is also a member and Assistant Director of Events & Marketing for Two Point Oh! LA, the premiere organization of fashion, style and beauty bloggers.